When it comes to bidding on a home that you are looking to purchase, it can be tricky to decipher whether or not you will be accepted, and your bid will go through. There are a lot of different factors to consider – were you quick enough to bid? Are you a good candidate? Are other candidates better in the agent and broker’s eyes? If you have your eye on a home and are thinking about making a bid for purchase, here are a few different tips and tricks to help your offer stand out amongst all the rest, leading you to your dream home!
- Have relationships with agents and brokers. Everyone knows in the business world how important it is to have strong relationships. Work to make and keep great relationships with real estate agents and brokers in your area. That way, when it comes time to bid, they will already know how perfect of a fit you are for the specific property you are looking at.
- Make a strong offer. When you do make your offer, make it a strong one. You want real estate agents and brokers to know that you are serious and that you are in it for the long haul!
- Be ready and prompt. Do not make an offer until you are completely ready and prompt for the immediate next steps that will be necessary. Have your finances lined up, get inspectors ready for scheduling and make the process as seamless as possible for the agent and broker.
- Buy as is. When you are looking at a house, the more red flags that you throw up, the less an agent and broker will want to work with you, as the process can sometimes become more drawn out than it should be. If you are completely sold on the home and area, purchase as is.